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. they weren't directing one message. so you know, the obama campaign outspent us to the one in advertising and you look at it on paper and to level that out, but the effectiveness of the super pac adds was not only would've thought. >> i remember hearing your announcement and i was reading the transcript of the interview with the running mate and they said to you, i assume that you are not ruling out the president endorsing gay bearish for the first week of the campaign. is that fair to say? >> it was not built around that. >> i remember you said you know about this because it is the day before we pretaped and said he's going to come out for gay marriage. reappraise aware of the i was going to end up? >> we were pretty clear that was about to happen. >> the first week of the campaign and this is not the message you guys planned kicking off on. >> yeah, i mean, it was challenging, but it also is true that we all knew having talked to the president that he was going to take that step. so yes, we would've taken it -- >> debasing on a platform fight. >> he was ready to do it and use either goi
and its obama campaign discuss polls and candidates. this is moderated by chuch todd. [applause] >> good evening. i am the student engagement chair for the student advisory council. my role has excitements for involvement in helping to provide avenues for this type of strategy. it is clear that this is important for fostering good citizens and leaders. many were directly involved this past year. advocating for the candidates. even more students were indirectly involved in the campaign is whether we facebook ed. it becomes more complicated when we analyze of the factors. it is an understatement for me say this is one of the most difficult the. we have speakers who are experts on this trade. in alphabetical order, these are the speakers -- david axelrod shifted to political consulting in the mid1980's. his role is senior strategist for the 2012 campaign. he is currently the founder and institute director for the university of chicago. eric fehrnstrom began as a reporter for the boston herald. afterward, he became the then current medications director for mitt romney and was a top aide in s
threat. the obama administration has focused almost entirely on al qaeda. believing people when they came in and said, look, the only people who can actually give you advice on dealing with these radical folks are islamic believers, he so you must get advice from us. form partnerships with us, let us give you advice, let us tell you how to deal with this threat. and they made great inroads in this administration in that approach. but the blindness of the larger jihadist threat, the enterprise that is being pursued by the muslim brotherhood abroad, has resulted in the practice of drone delivered assassinations of al qaeda figures with what many are questioning or arguing is due process without that. and this administration's repeated declaration that al qaeda is being defeated. they know not of what they speak. the idea that al qaeda is being defeated is helping recruit others who are radical jihadists, because they are able to point to a united states administration that is so blind and so uninformed of what really is going on that they think al qaeda's on the decline when radical jihad i
on facebook. >> a look now at the 2012 election with the top strategist for the romney and obama presidential campaigns. they this -- discussed the primaries, debates, the vice presidential candidate pick, third-party candidates and a number of other topics. the university of chicago institute of politics hosted this event in early february. ch what cuck todd moderates. -- white house correspondent choctaw moderates. [applause] >> good evening. i'm jaime sanchez, the student engagement chair for the student advisory council. we create excitement and political community involvement in many ways, helping provide avenues for this type of engagement across campus. it has become clear that getting involved in politics is important to fostering good citizens and leaders. many of our students were directly involved with the presidential campaigns of the past year. through internships and going door-to-door, advocating for their candidates. even more students were indirectly involved in the campaigns whether they tweeted, facebooked, everyone knew about the election. in reality, the campaign can beco
journey goes forward and the state of our union is strong. >> tonight president obama delivers this year's address live on c-span. with our preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the president at 9:00. followed by the g.o.p. response and your reaction. the state of the union tonight on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. you can also watch the address and republican response live online and in high definition at c-span.org. it will be available on demand through the website, along with the tea party response from senator rand paul and you can use the website to make clips and share them via social networks an email. that's at c-span.org/sotu. and join in our facebook discussion prior to tonight's state of the union. our question, do these events matter? let us know what you think. >> i think we hold up brown as this amazing feat that we accomplished this, that we rolled back segregation and then we look at what happened afterwards and we see how incredibly difficult it was. devicive in some ways but also that you had this very incremental progress after that, that was very fr
. the japanese prime minister met friday with hobo at the white house. later that day -- president obama at the white house. later that day, he discussed his economic plan which has been called abenomics. this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you for coming. i am delighted to have you here. i am the president of css. i have to share with with you, this is a little story. the more important you are in washington, the worse you are treated when you come to a building. there were six elevators, you could take any one you wanted. but if you're the prime minister of japan, you have to come on the trash elevator. we make you come down to reserve room. that is what it means when you are important. it is called security. we are delighted to have the prime minister here. this is an exciting time for us. we know of his leadership through the years and we are really delighted to have him here. we are excited that he can be with us today. i would especially like to say words of thanks for our colleagues. we are delighted to have you here, a senior advisor to the prime minister is here. the deputy
and the united states if it weren't for the excessive regulation of the obama administration. for example, states have worked in conjunction with the federal government for 40 years to manage forest roads and prevent pollution with state-managed best practices. this partnership has proven effective and provided regulatory certainty for many decades. unfortunately, president obama's e.p.a. wants to impose a nationwide standard, giving them the complete regulatory authority over an industry that supports nearly three million workers and contributes $115 billion to our economy each year. under this standard, the e.p.a. will be able to shut down businesses that don't comply with their arbitrary and misguided rules. states that have a 40-year track record of effectively regulating these roads and we should let them continue for at least another 40. to take another example, the e.p.a.'s new boiler rule demonstrates this administration's preference for ideology over sound economics and business sense. with compliance costs in excess of $3 billion and 105,000 jobs threatened, this rule inflicts unnecessa
part of this morning reading them. yet the obama administration within months of taking office released several olc memos describing the legal justification for the treatment of terrorist detainees in u.s. custody. do you think it was appropriate that a different standard was applied to the release of the memos from the bush administration than those produced by the obama administration? >> i do not think there was a different standard. >> one was released within four months of the obama administration taking office. the other had been requested for a very long -- a much longer time. >> i am not a lawyer. i have come to learn of the term dui generis. the olc memos released after the president came into office were released because the program was terminated. olc wiolll counsel opinions, and those opinions were looked at in a different way because of the sui generis circumstances. >> both are essential for the ability of congress to carry its oversight responsibilities. finally, the intelligence reform act and terrorist prevention act of 2004, with which you are very familiar and which i
of young democrats. to hear this man talk was really astounding. i am quite critical of the obama administration in terms of things i have done. in terms of hagel's nomination, i am very impressed. his views on foreign-policy almost seemed to dip -- too far beyond this era. my only feel is that the political parties will bring this ideology down simply because a lot of people are not prepared for it. thank you and have a good day. guest: i think -- i would beg to differ about the too far beyond this era. i had the privilege of working for former secretary of state george schultz. in my estimation, senator hagel's views are consistent with secretary schultz, whom i think is one of the giants of our time. i think they have the same sort of outlook of trying to be pragmatic and take a look at things from multiple dimensions and informed judgments based on the conditions of the time. i think we have had many people of this particular persuasion. we have been fortunate in our country to have many leaders like senator hagel. i share your hope that we continue to have them going forward.
of the union address tomorrow night. later this week, work on a bill that would overturn president obama's executive order giving federal employees across-the- board pay increases. follow the house live here on c- span when members return tomorrow. and the senate is in session today. they gambled in earlier to continue work on the bill authorizing the violence against women act. that legislation provides prosecution for violent crimes committed against women, while enhancing provisions for native american, guay, and other victims. final passage vote is expected tomorrow. watch the senate live on c- span2. tomorrow, the senate armed services committee holds a hearing on the series of automatic spending cuts known as sequestration. those cuts are scheduled to start taking place march 1. we will hear testimony from deputy defense secretary ashton carter and members of the joint chiefs of staff on what the impact of sequestration will be. see the hearing live tuesday at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. earlier today, pope benedict xvi announced he will resign february 28 due to health concerns.
that president obama and mrs. boim adopt a resolution -- mrs. obama adopt a resolution. it appears to me, mr. speaker, regard air force one very casually and i believe on some occasions two planes, at least two planes go to the same destination. air force one, mr. speaker, belongs to president and mrs. obama. but air force one also belongs to the american taxpayer. and i would welcome a new year's resolution that would provide generous lace of all future air force one dispatches with prudence, discipline and last but certainly not least fiscal austerity. america's taxpayers will be appreciative. incidentally, mr. speaker, air force one, designated by the air force as dc-25, incurs an operational cost per hour of $179,750, and on some occasions, additional aircraft accompany air force one by naturally adding to the cost. i'm going to now, mr. speaker, insert my -- that involve the former secretary of state, mrs. clinton, during a recent senate hearing. a senator who was examining secretary clinton suggested or implied that the administration may have misstated the nature of the benghazi attac
who served as first lady. from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. watched the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 eastern on c-span. >> now the woman who runs yahoo!, cdo marissa mayer. she was at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, and she shared her insights on the direction of new technology. she is the youngest ceo of a fortune 500 company. the world economic forum brings together thousands of liters in business. this is about half an hour. >> welcome to "insight and ideas with marissa mayer." the c.e.o. of yahoo! if i am not mistaken, this is the first such conversation since becoming ceo. >> that's right. >> well, it is an honor for both me and the economic forum. e're here to talk about the future of technology. let's begin with the one nut that no one seems to be able to crack. the platform shift from desktop to mobile. how do you crack that nut? >> it is really important. if you look at what is happening in terms of the shift to mobile, the number of mobile phones has tripled in five years. tablet sal
to produce good citizens, i join president obama today in asserting with urgency that our citizenry deserves a strong foreign policy to protect our interests in the world. a wise investment in foreign policy can yield for a nation the same return that education does for its students. no investment that we may that-- make that is as small as this investment put forward such a sizable benefit for ourselves and for our fellow citizens of the world. that's why i wanted to have this conversation with you today, which i hope is a conversation that extends well beyond the borders of charlottesville, will be on this university, to all americans. when i talk about a small investment in foreign policy in the united states, i mean it. not so long ago, someone told the american people and asked how big is our international affairs budget? most said 25% of our national budget. they thought it ought to be pared back to 10% of our national budget. let me tell you, i would take 10% in a heartbeat, folks. because 10% is exactly 10 times greater than what we do invest in our efforts to protect america around
bipartisan support. the legislation the then-senator obama supported back in 2006 was co-authored by senator mccain. it had the support of president george w. bush and that reflects what should be a bipartisan consensus behind this important policy. >> if they are saying, if john mccain is saying half the citizenship won't happen until the borders are secure and there's a disagreement on whether or not they are secure, what is the white house going to do toer is if i fie? is there a certain number? >> we talked a lot about the interplay between border security as part of a broader and other measures that are part of broader comprehensive immigration reform. we wait to see what the bipartisan produces in this effort. we insist and this reflects views from both republicans a endemocrats that comprehensive immigration reform is a clear path. that means getting in the back of the line and paying taxes and the like. that is the goal shared by republicans and dats. >> you said that republicans -- [inaudible] i looked at rezurlts that americans are com play september about defense cuts and cutting
, is right. point of clarification on recess appointments. president obama as others have have made recess appointments. but the constitution as i understand it says those vacancies that he is filling must have occurred during that recess period. the appointments obama made, they were already vacant. he he chose an opportunity when congress was technically adjourned, not in a formal recess, to appoint people without due process when those vacancies did not occur during a recess. therefore they should be thrown out. and the process should go forward as the constitution indicates. thank you. guest: george, can i ask why -- have you been following this issue? and why is it one of interest to you? george? caller: since i have retired i have rededicated myself to my country, my constitution, -- constitution. i have read it, i have studied it. i have done a lot of research. my grandchildren i have educated on the constitution. the founders' original documents so that they can understand how our country is built, why it became the greatest experiment in human freedom the world has ever known. and
hamp, or sometimes they say the obama plan. they will say i am an expert. or they may say they are affiliated with the program. they take people's money and a skip town. what we do is we kept them, we put handcuffs on them, and we put them in jail and make them stand trial and a for their crimes. these people are being convicted and going to jail. this is an unscrupulous, to have a crime that is targeting people who are struggling during this financial crisis. we get calls related to those. we are trying to educate homeowners about that so they did not become victims in the first place. but a lot of people will lose their homes of the situation. host: christy romero, special inspector general for tarp. the question about the teeth -- question of to this executive pay, if treasury signed off on it, what can sigtarp really do? guest: we make recommendations to treasury and a half to be dealt with. we also report to congress. we send these reports to congress and congress helps put teeth in it. but a ultimately we have a lot of recommendations that are not implemented and the
jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the president said, "the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small but whether it works, whether it helps families finds a job at a decent wage, care they can afford or retirement that is dignified." what we have seen from this president is reckless spending and a heavy hand in regulation. at the time of the president's first inauguration, the unemployment rate was 7.8%. at the time of his second inauguration, it was exactly the same and this month unemployment rose to 7.9%. while the rate of unemployment has been mostly stagnant, the national debt has not. in the past four years of failed obama policies, the nation has added $6 trillion of new debt onto the backs of citizens and businesses. today our national debt stands at $16.4 trillion, broken down by american citizens, that's $52,210 for every man, woman and child in this country. we must get back on the right track and bring optimism into busines
is reporting this morning that the obama administration is responding today to recent reports that the chinese government is tied to a large number of cyber attacks on the u.s.. if the administration released a report that it will consider fines and other trade actions against china or any other country guilty of cyber espionage. we will continue to follow that story and bring you any remarks that may come out from administration officials today. the supreme court is expected to hear arguments in late march in two prominent cases that could test the bounds of laws restricting gay marriage. authors of "recently released book some day marriage recently debated the issue at harvard university. it is and about how to by the federalist society at harvard. this is one hour. >> thank you. richard fallon is the junior professor of constitutional law at harvard law school. he also earned a ba degree from oxford university, where he was a rhodes scholar. he served as a law clerk to justices of the united states supreme court and has written extensively about constitutional and federal courts law. he is
sequestration risk. in my home district in north alabama, president obama has ordered that roughly 14,000 highly skilled and irreplaceable department of defense civilian employees suffer 20% fer lows and 20% salary cuts. red stone arsenal's engineers, scientists and other civilian defense staff are critical to national security in a time of international instability. their knowledge and skillsets are unique, virtually irreplaceable and maybe lost to national security forever if these workers are forced to find work elsewhere. the damage i've just described to north alabama's economy is before president obama starts hammering defense and nasa contractors and many other tennessee valley federal employees who provide worthwhile services to their country. nationwide, the economic impact is absolutely staggering. sequestration risks 1.2 million to two million job losses with the resulting 1% worsening of the nation's unemployment rate. it's unwise to subject america's fragile economy to job losses of this magnitude. for emphasis and despite white house, senate leadership and house leadership efforts
. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> the question as to the criticism of the obama administration on its actions in a variety of al qaeda firm somalia, yemen was persuasive. but what's the right answer? >> well, i don't have a right answer and there isn't a right answer for any of these various places, but i think we need to get jan in review of troops on the ground cumin no troops on the ground in the situation here. i do think it is in our interest to find a way to work with local partners in order to combat local groups and allow them to cover their territories with their own forces. unfortunately, the way to do that involves putting boots on the ground. we have a long tradition. it was started by a democratic president who is enthusiastic about this kind of thing as john f. kennedy and this is one of the things the special forces were created to do. it is a train and advise mission and its enabled mission. if we had been doing that in yemen, we would in a somewhat better place. the questions are what do you do where you don't have partners where they can succeed in what he thought the escala
the obama administration says the iranian nuclear capability is such a threat is because it would cascade to proliferation around the middle east, but love it if you could address that as well. >> i will answer the questions posed very quickly. i am just a dot middle east expert. this session on iran is talking about iran, but i have a great deal of sympathy for the sentiment. i do believe north korea is a very big problem. we often have the debate if iran is irrational. from what i understand about north korea, you could barely fill a symbol. my sense is they are not always entirely rational either and there are some things going on in that regime that could lead them to do things that are irrational and that worries me enormously. the issue of proliferation gets to north korea as well. proliferation is a very big concern about iran's nuclear ization. it is one reason i suggested it's better that if we do not have to continue going down this road and if they never crossed the with the position threshold -- teh weaponization threshold. there is a hysteria on both sides. yes, proliferation
this week. democrats are gathering in annapolis, maryland. live coverage at the house. president obama is in minneapolis today, holding conversations with local law enforcement officials on gun control. we will have his remarks, right here on c-span. >> if you have some hot shot that just got his ph.d. in computer science, he is getting offers from all over the world. they will even stay in limbo for six years or so, staying competitive. >> congress could do a lot and you would not have to be proficient on your iphone or blackberry to understand the applications of what makes it work and what does not. >> it does make it difficult to get investment decisions and expect a return on the investment with no way to predict if the future. >> the role of government in technology and policy from the international consumer electronics show, tonight on "the communicators," on c-span to. >> earlier today, the special note inspector general for afghanistan. on seven key over kyte fills -- goals, the future of -- future of that. >> welcome, it is my pleasure today to be hosting john, the special in
. >> facing a friday deadline of billions of spending cuts known as the sequester, president obama held a conference here in washington. speaking at the white house, the president said congress can avert a sweeping, across-the- board cuts with "just a little compromise." key is joined by vice president joe biden at this event. -- he is joined by vice president joe biden at this event. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. i tell you what, i did not know jack was as good as he is. jack, if you had done that -- jack, if you had done that, i would be introducing you hear. thank you but all, very, very much. you are all much more disciplined than the place that i lived for 36 years up on the hill. you run ahead of schedule. the president is with me. thank you for being here. we have a lot to work done, from fixing a broken immigration system to rebuilding our nation's infrastructure to this new board everyone in america is learning about "sequester." this town, unlike maybe your capitols, is i hope temporarily frozen and not stopped in intense partisanship, the likes of which i have only seen
forward and the state of our union is strong. >> tonight, president obama delivers this year's address live on c-span with our preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the president at 9:00 followed by the g.o.p. response reaction. the state of the union tonight on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> you can also watch the address and republican response live online and in high definition on c-span.org. it will be available on demand through their website along with the tea party response from senator rand paul and share clips by social networks and by email. that's at c-span.org/sotu. of course, you can join in our facebook discussion prior to tonight's state of the union address, our question throughout the day, do these events matter? why or why not? we'll read some of these comments later after the state of the union. the u.s. house is coming in until 2:00 p.m. eastern. a conversation from the national press club with chairman tom price and ranking democrat chris van hollen talking about the federal debt and the upcoming sequester. again, we'll show you as much as we c
, that would kick the measure right to president obama for his signature and he has support for the senate-passed bill. >> how long have supporters been working to get a re-authorization done on the violence against women act? >> the latest renewal lapsed in the fall of 2011 so it's been over a year now they've been working on it and the senate passed a pretty similar bill last year. they had bipartisan support for that as well. they got even a little bit more this time. and the house bill did a narrower measure but it would not act on the senate-passed bill. that kind of left things -- they had to basically restart this year because they weren't able to get it done last time. >> we're getting an update on the violence against women re-authorization debate in the house of representatives with joanna anderson of q. -- c.q. roll call. thanks for that update. >> thank you. >> debate on the violence against women act re-authorization debate tomorrow. the house will consider changes in the bill. if that fails the house will vote on the senate bill. we'll have live coverage of the debate tomorro
this the don't shift blame amendment. the bill before us today tries to blame president obama for all our fiscal woes. judging by the language of this legislation, i'm convinced that house republicans live in a world where our entire national debt suddenly appeared on january 21, 2009. but let's be clear. our debt was not created by the president alone, and while the president may be responsible for sending us a budget blueprint, it is ultimately congress that holds the power of the purse. i think my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are forgetting a key part of our job. the president does not pass budget, nor does he appropriate funds. congress does. my amendment makes a simple change to the finding section of the bill that clarifies that congress has the constitutional responsibility to fund the federal government. now, i can guarantee that when the majority introduces its budget this month it will be so extreme that it has no chance of passing both houses. the republican majority seems to be able to come together for meaningless proposals, but they know that when it comes to se
people talk about the border, the border, the border. president obama has done tons on the border. for some of us too much. but the border issue is not the problem. the real problem is the other part. i yield to the gentleman from colorado to see if you have any thoughts about this matter. mr. polis: you know, another thing that's important for americans to understand about how 11 million people got here without paperwork and how this continues to occur is that more than half, more than half of the population that lives and works here illegally didn't sneak across a border. they came here legally. they came here as a tourist. they came here with a visa. they stayed illegally and worked illegally. again, even if you had 100% security at the border -- and by the way, that's certainly a valid goal, but it's not -- you're never going to have 100%. but even if you had 100%, you would still have a large flow of people to this country illegally because it's not that hard to get a tourism visa, to get a student visa, to get some other kind of documentation for travel that allows us to be
signed the family medical leave act shortly after his inauguration, so did -- so too did president obama sign the lilly ledbetter legislation, right as the first bill that he sign, focus on families in the workplace and how they are affected. last week under the leadership of the national partnership, we had a tremendous george miller was the hero there because he had been a leader in passing. the babies were adorable as they are here today. and so i thank you, deborah, last night deborah and judy, judy, the national treasurer, and that was 20 years ago, imagine now her value. [laughter] hosted a celebration from the senate side and here we are now. they will go to the labor department for further acknowledgment of how important this is. and why do we make such a fuss? well, vivian and matari told us why. but i want to also acknowledge the mothers who are here. wendy and her son julian. [applause] there. vickie and her son jasper. there. hey, jasper. give a wave. give a wave, jasper. all right, jasper! erica and baby keira. and baby keira is two months -- 2 months old. and in case you di
is hopeful and our journey goes forward. the state of our union is strong. >> tuesday, president obama delivering this year's address live on c-span with the preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the president at 9:00 followed by the gop response and your reaction. tuesday night on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> the chairman of the senate armed services committee has scheduled a vote on chuck kindle's nomination to be defense secretary. senator carl levin says he tends to look after committee discussion. senator lindsay grahm said he would hold up the nomination until they get more information from the obama administration about the benghazi consulate attack. the defense department held a farewell ceremony for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta on friday in fort myer, va.. he will remain in office until the senate confirms his successor. ♪ [applause] >> prepare for review. ♪ doodle dandy"] ♪ >> please stand for the playing of the united states's national anthem. >> present. >> present. >> present arms. >> present arms. star-spangled banner"] ♪ >> plea
, the obama campaign has decided to roll over much of its apparatus into a 501c4. reformers often talk about the worry of large donations going to a group whether it's a political committee or this type of committee and i don't know if you were helpful in setting the 501c4 up, but i was wondering how risky it might be to have a city -- a sitting president working for or raising money for a 501c4. >> i have not attempted to separate my comments -- i do represent organizing for action, which is the name of the organization you are referring to. i would simply say as you know, i will not be involved in electoral activity at all. in that sense, it's not to be confused with activity in an election cycle, the types of concerns the campaign finance sector we're talking about here today. as you know, it is devoted to federal and state public policy and issue development advocacy. it will be operating therefore as a social welfare organization. without going into tremendous amount of discussion about people's views of the feasibility of such an enterprise, i would say this -- the business of communic
environmental issues among our top priorities. as president obama stressed in his state of the union address earlier this week, there is an undeniable trend of warmer climates and a rise in the frequency of natural disasters which cause devastation across this nation. we are headed in the wrong direction, and we need serious action to protect our planet. we can fight global warming while still growing our economy. we can do it by investing in clean renewable resources like wind and solar with equipment produced right here in the united states of america. by dealing seriously with environmental issues, we can boost our economy, decrease our reliance on foreign oil and leave a better world for our children. these should be our top priorities as members of congress, as citizens and as parents and it is time these issues receive the attention that they deserve. i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> mr. speaker, i rise to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
jobs between march 1 and the end of this year. those are not my numbers. those are not president obama's numbers. those are the numbers from the bipartisan -- by the non partisan, independent congressional budget office. 750,000 fewer american jobs by the end of this year if we don't replace the sequester. this majority in this house has not taken any action this year in this congress to prevent that sequester from happening beginning friday. not one step. we have now asked three times for the opportunity to vote on our alternative. what's our alternative, mr. speaker? our alternative would replace the sequester with a balanced mix of cuts and revenue generated by closing tax loopholes and tax preferences that benefit the very wealthy. very specifically because it's a concrete proposal, we would get rid of the direct payments that go to agribusinesses, something that used to be -- have bipartisan support. because that's an unnecessary subsidy that has outlived its purpose. so that's a cut. we also say we no longer need taxpayer subsidies for the big oil companies. guess what? that's an
brennan who is currently president obama's counter terrorism adviser. members are expected to ask him about the c.i.a. drone program conducting drone strikes on terror suspects. at the wilson center last year, mr. brennan called those legal, ethical and wise and the highest counterterrorism standard to limit the loss of civilian life. here's what he had to say in april of 2012. >> i stand here as someone who has been involved in our nation's security for more than 30 years. i have a profound appreciation for the truly remarkable capabilities of our counterterrorism professionals and our relationships with other nations and we must never compromise them. i will not discuss the sensitive details of any specific operation today. i will not, nor will i ever publicly divulge sensitive sources and methods, for when that happens our national security is endangered and lives could be lost. at the same time, we reject the notion that any discussion of these matters is a step on to a slippery slope that endanger our national security. too often, that fear can become an excuse for saying nothing
-span.org. >> president obama met with u.s. governors earlier today at the white house. he called on congressional republicans to compromise to avoid across-the-board sequester cut scheduled to go no effect on friday. this is 20 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. i tell you what, i did not know jack was as good as he is. until i heard that rym last night. jack, if you had done that -- jack, if you had done that, i would be introducing you hear. thank you but all, very, very much. you are all much more disciplined than the place that i lived for 36 years up on the hill. you run ahead of schedule. the president is with me. thank you for being here. we have a lot to work on, from fixing a broken immigration system to rebuilding our nation's infrastructure to this new word everyone in america is learning about, "sequester." this town, unlike maybe your capitols, is i hope temporarily frozen and not stopped in intense partisanship, the likes of which i have only seen the last couple of years in my career. but you know, the american people move in different ways. and thank you to my wife last
itself came from president obama and the white house. host: so on twitter, we don't have a spending problem -- 7 >> our video library at c-span.org. the u.s. house has gaveled back in to begin debate on president obama to submit to congress a proposal for balancing the budget over the next 10 years. live coverage here on c-span. the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill, h.r. 444, to require that, if the president's fiscal year 2014 budget does not achieve balance in a fiscal year covered by such budget, the president shall submit a supplemental unified budget by april 1, 2013, which identifies a fiscal year in which balanced is you a -- balance is achieved and for other purposes. the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of t
also mention that i was impressed with the state of the union delivered by president obama last evening, and i particularly support his call for democracy in america, but i remind respectfully both the president and all americans that puerto rico has a status that is undemocratic, that there are 3.7 million american citizens living in puerto rico who lack the most basic voting rights in a democracy. they cannot vote for the president, and they do not have voting representation in congress. they have rejected this status, and the least this congress should do is give puerto rico the choice of joining the union as a state or be treated as a sovereign nation. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizing the gentlewoman from oregon, ms. bonamici, for five minutes. miss -- ms. bonamici: thank you very much, mr. speaker. today is february 1 but it feels like groundhog day. here we are back again facing the prospect of devastating cuts from sequestration. families in oregon don't understand w
the beginning you mentioned listening to the silent majority, so president obama and secretary clinton have both rebalance their focus to asia-pacific, and you have worked with burma. my question is for southeast asia, will you share your vision for how to build capacity for burma and how to build burma up. also, how to work into that the code of conduct and the rule of law in the southeast asia see. would that help to resolve conflicts we are concerned about? >> i think it would for sure. since i have not had a chance to visit burma myself yet, i am probably less conversant with it than the other major cases we are working on a month but clearly there is plenty of opportunity for progress in this space and u s policy really trying to drive that. in terms of the rest of southeast asia, the way we look at future engagements, i think there probably are a couple of countries we have to be sensitive to, and that we are reviewing, but we have not gotten much beyond that stage. so, sorry not to be better informed to answer your question. >> way in the back row there. >> thank you, claudia. will davis.
obama today missed the legal deadline for setting his proposed budget to congress and how speaker johd boehner spoke on the floor today about it. >> president obama missed a great opportunity today to help. our economy.this this was suppose to be the day the president submitted his budget to the congress. it not coming.ming it's going to be late. some reports say that it couldth be as long as a month late. i guess that's too bad. our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. on thursday the presidentsban disbanded his jobs council after a grand total of four meetingsyr in two years. as americans got to work on friday, they learned their economy still isn't creating enough jobs. the unemployment rate actually went up. now government spending does cause growth, as the president believes, we shouldn't be having these problems. then may be, it wouldn't be so disappointing that his budget is late. well, we are having trouble and a large part spending is the problem. it's what's chasing jobs overseas and causing muchture anxiety about our future. one example of something the
, president obama initially proposed the sequester in 2011. i voted against its creation and voted twice to replace its arbitrary cuts. americans deserve real solutions and genuine accountability. improper payments by the federal government exceeded $115 billion in 2011. surely the president is willing to address those improper payments before allowing the sequestration cuts to take place. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? without objection. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to bring awareness to the automatic trigger cuts known as sequestration and the impact it will have on domestic violence programs in california. i thank my colleagues who voted today for a commonsense piece of legislation known as the violence against women act. this landmark legislation comes on the eve of looming budget cuts that will have devastating impacts on domestic violence prevention programs throughout california, which already operate on tight budgets. mrs. negrete mcleod
the nation's background check system. in addition, i asked the obama administration to create a national center for campus public safety, with strong support from lawmakers on both side of the aisle, and the virginia tech families outreach foundation, a group of families of victims from virginia tech. in fact, my idea to create a bill to create campus public safety came from the virginia tech families and with congressman bobby scott of the state of virginia. i'm expecting a response from the justice department soon. the shooter at the virginia tech massacre lived in my congressional district, and a number of the victims were from my district. i met with the families and understand they are hurting. dealing with mental illness has to be, has to be a part of the solution. i have long advocated for measures that prevent health insurers from placing discriminatory restrictions on mental health and addiction treatment. and i continue to remain hopeful that the nearly 20 million americans who suffer from mental illness receive the treatment they need. mr. speaker, though i was disappointed, p
house at 10:45, president obama will make a statement. he is expected to call on congress to take action to avoid sequestration. you can watch that live on our website, c-span.org. we'll have it for you after the discussion at the chamber of commerce later this morning. conversation from this morning's "washington journal" on the president's state of the union proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. host: and we're back. guest: it is lower than it has been in decades even though it was raised in 2007. can you explain how that would work? guest: it would go to $9 an hour. host: 11 this last time it was adjusted. it doesn't cost the government anything to do it. this is a cheap way to do it for the government. this is do not like this. big businesses do not like that. host: the last time it was raised was in 2007. why hasn't it been raised since then? guest: a general sense in washington. to do not want to interfere with the workplace. if you raise the minimum wage, there is concern you raise unemployment. the economic analysis of that is complicated. there is a general sense to
on to pass the extension of the violence against women act. it now goes to president obama for his signature. the chamber returns on monday at noon. earlier today, eric cantor and steny hoyer can to the floor to discuss next week's house agenda. this is 30 minutes. as all of us know, automatic draconian, in my view, irrational cuts will occur starting tomorrow as a result of the so-called sequester. i did not see any legislation on the floor for next week which would obviate the happening of that event, of the sequester, although i do see that there is some desire, apparently, to make sure that the defense department and the department of veterans affairs has the ability to manage those cuts in a way that will be least detrimental. i would ask the gentleman, there are of course 12 other -- excuse me, 10 other appropriation bills , there are 10 other major agencies and multiple departments and offices that will have a problem similar to that of the department of defense and the veterans administration. is the gentleman aware of any efforts that will be made to accommodate the domestic side of
we have an increased spending since 2008, beginning january, 2009 when president obama raised his hand. i think we're all here to roll up our sleeves and find a long-term solution to the debt. but just as we know that increased revenue is not going to solve the entire problem by any stretch, neither, we can't cut our way out of budget difficulties either. so when you look at what's happened in terms of budgets since 2009, january, 2009 and now, when there was an increase in spending, we just can't talk about that out of context, why was there an increase in spending. are we spending just to spend, or was this the government's response, our response, whether you voted for it or not, to a very serious problem in the united states of america, people out of work, health care costs going through the roof. so how do we do it? no one else is spending. if we don't have private capital invested and that started before the end of 2008, then how do you try to provide an atmosphere so there is investment into the economy? and we want private investment. we know the government can't solve ever
for prevention of government tyranny. that is why this objective of the obama administration to get rid of guns that came out in an internal justice department memo, the only way this complete background check system will work is if we have a registration for every gun in america and every person of america. that is the opposite of what the founding fathers intended. and why people should have the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. host: emily miller, her blog series is called "emily gets her gun." if you would like to read the whole series, she has joined us from blue ridge arsenal. thank you for your time this morning. >> very quickly, our entire series on guns in america is available on our website, c- span.org. coming up, we will head to capitol hill for a meeting with democrats, who are gathering to discuss how budget cuts will affect federal employees. that will be live starting at 2:30 eastern. you can see it right here on c- span. coming up tonight, we are looking at the issue of school choice and the role vouchers and charter schools play in k-12 education. at 8:00, watch a
on stage with him. and of course, we are at the beginning of the second term for president obama. our great leader, tom bill sack -- vilsack, has an opportunity to share his visions for the second term. it does seem like it is sequester, sequester, sequester these days, and that does weigh heavily on our shoulders. we are plowing through and going to do great things in the second term. i am sure he is excited to share that with you. i also want to recognize that we have a lot of young people in the audience from the outlook forum student diversity program , now in its seventh year. 20 undergraduates, and for the first time, 10 graduate students, are here to gain insights into food and agriculture. so be sure to seek them out during the breaks. if you see them in the sessions , congratulate them for being here. mentor them a little over the course of a couple days. that would be great. i know how important these young people are, because i have an alumnus of this program, johnnie jones, who works in my office. these are the people who are going to lead american agriculture in the future. ma
are being shot -- shinzo abe will meet with president obama at the white house. all this weekend, the nation's governors are in washington for their annual winter meeting. we will bring you live coverage starting tomorrow morning at 10 :00 eastern. that will be followed by discussions on employing folks with disabilities and the roles of states in cybersecurity. more coverage on sunday of the g.a meeting live on c-span. at age 25, she was one of the wealthiest widows in the colonies. while in her mid-40s, she was considered an enemy by the british. later, she would be, our nation's first first lady. meet martha washington night and the first program of "first "adies: indfluence and images we will visit some of the places that influenced her life. be part of the conversation with your phone calls, tweets, and facebook posts, live monday at 9:00 p/.m. eastern. david figlio talks about education policies and the prevalence of charter schools in the u.s. he can use his -- he was a part of an event evaluating school accountability. this is under an hour. >> the bob graham center for public servic
in the independent business case, the case that upheld the individual mandate provision of the obama health- care reform legislation. and i am wondering, for those of us who are observers of the court, apart from the holding in the case, what lessons might we learn from the experience of that case? >> i hope it is a case that will be taught in law school. i fully expect that my dissent, saying that this legislation was in the commerce clause easily, that will someday become the law of the land. i was astonished, frankly, at the majority view about that case, but i think it is a wonderful teaching tool for students. and, as you know, the law in the mean was upheld. the chief justice decided that it did not fit within the commerce power, but the tax power was a very broad, so the penalty was, in fact, a tax, so it was upheld. on that basis. i do think that commerce clause ruling will turn out to be an aberration. and you can compare it to the way it was before 1937. when the court, referred to as "nine old men," and they were striking down legislation. but then the social security act was passed, a
a letter to president obama and asked him to take a look at our exchange and certify it as compliant under the a.c.a. and i sent a letter to secretary sebelius saying we have a good-faith effort and we started before this became a discussion topic here in washington within we would like to continue to maintain our state exchange. yesterday, i had the opportunity to meet with secretary see bell yuss and let her know that utah's exchange is going to continue and we will continue to be doing what we ought to be doing and i suggested to her that we bifurcate the responsibilities under the affordable care act. utah will continue to operate as small business exchange and retain oversight of the insurance markets within utah. two, we will retain control of our medicaid eligibility system and make the final determinations as far as who is eligible for medicaid, including chip and using our existing system to do that. we respectfully say to the u.s. department of health and human services that if they assume the responsibility for the individual exchange and that includes the web site portalforindi
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